Something You Should Know about Business Strategy


Making Your Ideas Stick

July 3, 2015

 

Interview with Chip Heath, co-author of the book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Some ideas stick with us for a long time; other ideas die the minute after we hear them.

 

Finding Your Perfect Career

July 1, 2015

 

Interview with Marianna Olszewski, author of the book Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re still not exactly certain what the perfect job or career is for you, here’s some advice…

 

Marianna Olszewski:
We all have talents and if we follow those talents the money will come, I promise you, I promise you, I promise you.

 


Marianna Olszewski

Make Better Use Of Your Time - Part 2

June 24, 2015

 

Interview with Laura Vanderkam, author of the book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone it seems wants to make better use of their time.

 

Laura Vanderkam:
I think if you want to spend your time better the best thing you can do is figure out how you’re spending it now. So I always encourage people to keep track of their time at least for day, ideally a week if you can.
 


Laura Vanderkam

Make Better Use Of Your Time

June 23, 2015

 

Interview with Laura Vanderkam, author of the book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Nobody it seems has enough time. We’re short on time, we run out of time, or do we?

 

Laura Vanderkam:
I think we often tell ourselves stories that life is stressful and crazy and busy. I mean that’s what everyone answers when you ask, “How’s life going?” Well it’s busy. But I find that if we actually track our time life is often a little bit more reasonable than we give ourselves credit for.
 


Laura Vanderkam

Making Ideas A Reality - Part 2

June 16, 2015

 

Interview with Tina Seelig, author of the book Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you ever get an idea for a product or service and it seems most of us do your next step is to do something to make it real.

 

Tina Seelig:
The only way to bring your ideas to life is to get other people involved. Now this is getting other people involved to fund your venture, to join your team, to buy your product - and this requires your ability to inspire other people.

 


Tina Seelig

Making Ideas A Reality

June 15, 2015

 

Interview with Tina Seelig, author of the book Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably had an idea that you were sure could be successful but nothing really happened with it. And the reason nothing really happened with it is probably because…

 

Tina Seelig:
People envision something so huge that they don’t know where to start. And the key is you need to start with some super small experiments to test the concept. And then of course if it doesn’t work out it’s not a big failure it’s just an experiment.

 


Tina Seelig

What Makes A Good Partnership?

June 11, 2015

 

Interview with Rodd Wagner, co-author of the book Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Partnerships - we all have them at work, at home and with friends.

 

Rodd Wagner:
Most people are not very deliberate about their partnerships. When you ask them whether they’ve had good partnerships or bad partnerships they will tend to say they’ve had a lot more bad partnerships than good ones.
 

Rodd Wagner

Managing Your Boss

June 3, 2015

 

Interview with Katherine Crowley, co-author of the book Working for You Isn't Working for Me: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Boss

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Just about everyone can find something wrong with their boss.

 

Katherine Crowley:
It’s not that bosses overall as personalities - as human beings are horrible people. It’s that many bosses have specific traits that drive people crazy.

Katherine Crowley

 

Doing What's Important - Part 2

May 27, 2015

 

Interview with Marshall Goldsmith, author of the book Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be

 

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Mike Carruthers:

Making a real change in your life is hard but not so you’d notice.
 

 

Marshall Goldsmith:

We are constantly barraged with this message of all I have to do is pay this money or read this book and all of a sudden life’s going to be just fine – not so simple.

 


Marshall Goldsmith

Doing What's Important

May 26, 2015

 

Interview with Marshall Goldsmith, author of the book Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be

 

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Mike Carruthers:
So you make plans to change or improve something about yourself and then something goes wrong.

 

Marshall Goldsmith:
There’s something I call the planner bias when we make plans we think the planner and the doer are the same people. The person planning to going on the diet is not that doer that is hungry and staring at the chocolate cake.

 


Marshall Goldsmith

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